Indians begin frantic dash to districts, six matches in nine days

The Indians' golf team finished up a busy weekend with a triangular meet, minus one team, on Thursday, which they followed up by hosting the second annual Indian Invitational at Dogwood Hills.

The Thursday night match, which was scheduled to be against Versailles and Cole Camp, ended up being a two-team meet, as the Tigers ended up with a scheduling conflict.

Osage's varsity outshot Cole Camp 179-234 for the win, with all five of the starting players finishing with a 50 or less.

Austin Hansen and Michael Crosby led the team to victory with both finishing with a 43 as the Indians celebrated senior night for their players. Skyler Slack finished with a 45, followed by Garrett Lynch with a 48 and Zach Curran with a 50.

Osage's JV finished with a team score of 218, with Riley Vanderveld leading the squad with a 48. Zach Perkins finished with a 56, while Hayden Carlson and Steven Ziegler both shot a 57. Drew Swofford rounded out the day with a 60 for the Osage JV.

Friday's tournament saw beautiful weather at the lake, which 16 teams took advantage of while competing in the second annual Indian Invitational.

For the second year in a row, the Osage boys finished fifth in their tournament, narrowly missing a trophy. The boys recorded a 251 on the day, thirty behind Blair Oaks, who led all teams with a 221.

Helias took second with a 231, while Dixon finished third with a 237. The Eldon golf team came in ninth with a 264.

In the individuals matches, Osage's Garrett Lynch finished 12th.

In the scramble, Osage's Team 2 finished fourth with a 75, tying Helias, while Team 1 tied for seventh with Dixon's second squad, shooting a 78. Eldon's number two team took 11tt with Lincoln scoring 82, as their first team finished in 15th with an 84.

The Indians began a mad rush to districts, with matches on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday this week before heading to Jefferson City on Friday to play a practice round.

They return to action after that on the 21st, as they take part in the annual Fort Leonard Wood Tournament, followed by a meet at Eldon and Conference golf at Oak Hills in Jefferson City on April 23.
They play Lebanon the next day after that, before taking a breather to prepare for districts on May 5th in Moberly.